Recommendation: Michael Montero Rant on Tank Davis and the Boxing Media

Michael Montero is a member of the boxing media that I have linked to quite a bit in my short time running this site and I think he hits the mark again in this recent rant on Gervonta Davis. Gervonta Davis just this past weekend on Showtime Boxing PPV fought and defeated then 14-0 12 KO’s Rolly Romero for a minor title at lightweight. I was not supportive of this fight nor the fact that it was on PPV but I did not decide to post these thoughts. Generally I like to keep my content positive, there are a lot of online boxing pundits who like to take shots at boxing and the state of the sport. I have a high respect for the men and women who risk their lives for our entertainment and try my best not to pile on in an already pretty negative online boxing space. That said this fight did not sit well with me for several reasons. First, Romero did very little to earn this big spotlight given he was ranked 19th on Boxrec, unranked in the Ring rankings, and only rated by the WBA of the four sanctioning bodies. He had no significant wins to speak of plus one controversial decision in his favor coming in. Given the long list of interesting opponents in and around lightweight I felt as though this was a soft touch among the choices he could have made. Sure boxing politics exist but I see Devon Haney, Teofimo Lopez, Vasyli Lomachenko and George Kambosos getting in the ring with each other and making the big fights happen. Even his venture to 140 lbs. saw him take on a secondary titlist as opposed to the real champion in Josh Taylor or a top contender like Regis Prograis. I am not here to completely dump on Davis and his matchmaking but he really leaves a lot to be desired considering he has been in the spotlight since 2016 or so and has not really fought the biggest names available at the weight classes he has competed in. I feel Montero makes good commentary regarding Davis’s opposition and about the state of boxing media and their unwillingness to stick their neck out against the boxing establishment narrative. I will link his video below along with the Davis-Romero TKO because it is a hell of a punch.

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